Pursue Your Passions, Be Fit and the Rest Will Follow…
August 11, 2016
Hi Passion Fit Crew,
I hope you all have been enjoying the summer. My summer has been extremely busy and as a result, I haven’t been able to dedicate as much time to my blog as I’d like. However, I’ve been craving the ability to sit down and write lately, so I’m back with some new ideas and thoughts to share as well as a personal story from my life.
The title of today’s post is actually the tag line for my personal brand, Passion Fit, which is, “Pursue your passions, be fit and the rest will follow….” I wanted to write about pursuing passions because I think it’s a concept we all could benefit from right now. At a time when there has been so much violence, hate, racism, crime, continued threat of war, political upheaval and other uncertainties around the world, I think encouraging us all to go back to the basics and figure out what really matters to us, what our purpose is in life and what our passions are, is a really healthy thing. We all come from different walks of life and backgrounds, but as humans, one thing that connects us is that we all have things in our lives that really move us, give us joy and make us want to be better for ourselves and others. Whether it’s our families, friends, pets, the geographic region in which we live, volunteering for specific causes, careers, jobs, health, hobbies, spirituality, music, art, sports, academics, etc., focusing on what matters most and taking care of ourselves and others will lead us down a positive and hopeful path.
I know this firsthand because I pursued my passions around health, wellness and fitness during a really challenging time in my life. When I launched Passion Fit two years ago in August, 2014, I was going through a lot. My grandfather and last living grandparent, who had always been a guiding force in my and my family’s life, was really sick and passed away that summer on my birthday, my husband was having health issues and had to go on medical leave, I was in the midst of a career transition from working for a large tech company to deciding to start my own company/personal brand and I was still very conflicted about how to effectively be a working mom of two little boys and have balance in my life for myself and my family. It was a time of darkness, change and uncertainty and the challenging times continued for awhile after that, but one of the key things that honestly got me through that tough period (aside from my faith and the support of my family and friends) was Passion Fit. It was and still is a bright, shining light in my life. I believe wholeheartedly in what Passion Fit stands for (hence the name) and the opportunity it provides me to communicate and share my personal, positive, uplifting, honest and caring messages with the world through my writing, speaking, teaching and producing content in the areas of health, wellness and fitness. In doing these things, I feel a sense of hope, happiness and joy in how I can positively impact others’ lives and it pushes me to be a better person, better in my career and current job, better for my family, friends, community and Passion Fit followers and better for myself.
So today, I encourage you to think long and hard about what you’re passionate about and start taking steps to pursue those things and make them a more significant part of your life. It can be something big or small. It’s really up to you to decide what will give your life more meaning and bring out the best in you and others around you. I’m here to encourage you, support you and cheer you on. I truly believe it can make a difference in your life and the lives of many others if you do it consistently and stay committed to it. So what are you waiting for? What is your passion? Start pursuing it today….
That’s it for today, my friends. I’ll be back with my next blog post soon!